SI-16 (Tian Chuang) Celestial Window

SI-16 (Tian Chuang) Celestial Window

Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang

  • Point of the Window of Heaven


  • Benefits the ears, throat and voice
  • Regulates Qi and calms the spirit
  • Activates the channel, alleviates pain and clears heat


  • Sore throat, sudden loss of voice, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pain of the neck.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, level with the laryngeal prominence.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: In the lateral aspect of the neck, posterior to m. sternocleidomastoideus and Futu (LI-18), on the level of the laryngeal protuberance.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.7 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.